Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Margaret "Marge" Konz of St. Cloud, formerly of Kimball and Marty, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, after years of polio-related lung complications. She was 79.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the church, and lunch will be served after the Mass at the church. She has donated her body for further research at the University of Minnesota as part of the Medical School's anatomy bequest program. Burial for both Marge and her husband Arnie, who recently died and similarly donated his body for research, will be at a later date in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery in Marty (Pearl Lake).
Margaret Rose Mische was born Sept. 26, 1932, in St. Cloud to the late Louis and Cecilia (Kahl) Mische. She graduated from Cathedral High School and later from St. Cloud State Teachers' College with an Elementary Education degree. She taught at schools in Circle Pines, Holdingford, Osseo, and Eden Valley.
Marge married Arnold "Arnie" Konz Aug. 28, 1956, at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. She and Arnie farmed in Kimball for 33 years and lived on Pearl Lake for more than 20 years. She volunteered as a 4-H leader, DAC board member, Kimball Area Food Shelf, Tri-Cap Food Surplus, Kimball blood drives, and substitute teacher at local elementary schools. She enjoyed teaching religion, and she served as the NFO secretary for Stearns County. Marge was a member of the Sweet Adelines singing group; music was her love. She was a board member of the Kimball Combined Charities Board. She also served on the Holy Cross Church board and sang in the church choir. Marge and Arnie enjoyed traveling in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe and China. Marge loved her family, music, conversation, and people.
Marge was preceded in death by her husband Arnie and by her brothers John, Gerald and Eugene Mische.
She is survived by her children Mary (and Thomas) Maida of Little Canada, Minn., Anita (and Bob) Grieman of Denver, Colo., Michael (and Joni) Konz of Sauk Rapids, Amy (and Jim) Anderson of Helena, Mont., and Jane (and Loren) Hanson of Pierre, S.D.; nine grandchildren: Mike, Madeline, Luca, Mackenzie, Dan, Julia, Angela, Ben and Zachary; and by her brothers Louis Mische of Milwaukee, Wis., Will Mische of Denver, Colo., and George Mische of Columbia Heights, Minn.
Arrangements were by Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. A video tribute and guestbook are available at www.danielfuneralhome.com.